Journal Entry: Choon Yong-06/25/2023

Journal Entry

Woke up at 5:30 PM. Cleaned up and changed into sweat pants and a shirt. BOP uniform is not required on weekends except for visitations. Brew a cup of coffee ( 1 scoop per cup ), and enjoyed coffee while watching the local news and weather channel.

Plan for today:

  1. Read.
  2. Watch the educational anatomy video.
  3. Class at 4:00 PM – History of Music.
  4. Stretch.
  5. Walk 6 miles around the track.

Felt great today, no more groggy feeling. Watched the news, and did some stretching while watching the news. Breakfast was served at 6:10 AM. Breakfast menu: Grits, Roll, milk. apple and water. Got two extra apples for a snack later. 7:00 AM went to the library for reading. Went through my second, some inmates think I am crazy with my prolific writing and some are envious. I finished reading and writing at 10:00 AM. Back to the unit for headcount at 10:15 AM. Lunch was served after headcount. Lunch menu: Biscuit and gravy, scrabbled eggs, potato, banana, and punch. Back to the library to view The Seeing Eye video. Chris the librarian showed me how to access the video.

Completed the video at 11:30 AM. Back to the unit to call Doris. Unfortunately, we did not connect or she did not answer. Will try to call again. Finally, connect with Doris at 12:00 PM. She sounded good and cheerful. She told me she clean up the dog poop and moved the trash can inside the fence. Her stride has increased and she is walking better. the injections by Dr. Yang are helping her walk better. Her asthma is stabilizing/ I told her, I had completed two book reports and will be sending them to her and Michael Santos after I have sent out the Daily Diaries.

I told her about the Eye video and how it widens my knowledge. I will be attending the AEC course on the History of Music at 4:00 PM.

I told her I will have several sections of the website to include:

  • Memorializing my journey at Atwater camp.
  • Book Reports.
  • Video reports of the program.
  • certificate of completed courses.
  • FSA credit workshop report.
  • Release Plan.

The various section will help substantiate to the community of my efforts to learn new skills that I will apply toward a successful reentry to the community. My release has dictated and governed my activities daily activities and keeps me busy and out of trouble. I told her the next obstacle for her to overcome is her eyesight. Hopefully the appointment with Dr Scott Lee on 7/3/2023 Monday. Hopefully, Dr. Lee will recommend replacing her corneas to restore her eyesight. I told her I will pay for the surgery if Dr Lee recommends it. Also, I requested she gets the special lenses that cost $2800 per eye, the special lenses will allow her multi-focal vision. She told me that today was Diana’s birthday and they will celebrate it at China Kitchen on Tuesday 6/27/2023. Karlee and Chris were supposed to visit her today.

I loaned to Release Plan 2023 workbook to Jon. Went back to the library for more reading from 12:30 – 1:45 PM. Went back to the unit and top a nap. Headcount at 3:30 PM and dinner at 3:35 PM. Dinner menu: chicken fried rice, carrots, beans, bread, and punch. Headed to the library for a Video course on the History of Music at 4:00 PM. I finished class at 4:30 PM, Changed to work out gears, and walked on the track until 6:30 PM, completing 6 miles. I applied ice treatment to my ribs, hands, and wrist. Showered at 7:20 PM. Headcount at 8:00 PM. Signed up for two more FSA credit courses: Service and Brain Health as you age / Walk with Ease. Final headcount at 9:30 PM. Cleaned up and went to bed at 10:00 PM.

It is a good day, felt good, accomplished lots of planned tasks, Doris is getting better, taking FSA credit classes and completed my 6 mile walk around the track.